‘Clear and existing danger’ rule in seafarer’s dismissal cases

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/03/2020

It is only in the exceptional case of clear and existing danger to the safety of the crew or vessel that the required notices are dispensed with in cases of a seafarer’s dismissal. The untimely termination of…

Duterte orders Año: Dismiss rogue cops

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 10/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to dismiss from service rogue policemen. “Ako, not all policemen are… Mind you. By and large, ang police mababait. May mga sahol lang talaga na especially…

Water Supply Shortage: Labella mulls dismissal of members of the MCWD Board of Directors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has joined members of the Cebu City Council in expressing his  disappointment on the failure of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) to live up to its mandate…

Gwen: CA’s dismissal of grave misconduct case means truth, justice and rule of law prevail

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) in dismissing the grave misconduct case against Cebu Third District Representative Gwendolyn Garcia “couldn’t have come at a better time.” Garcia, in a statement posted…

DILG to Mayor Gica: Uphold dismissal order

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/27/2018

THE dismissal order against Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano “Gungun” Gica should remain in effect until the court orders otherwise, says the central office of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG Provincial Director Jerome Gonzales…

Stowaways and seafarer’s dismissal

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/17/2018

A seafarer may be dismissed in the event that he is found to be committing unauthorized acts in connivance with or cuddling of stowaways. The International Transportation Workers Federation (ITF) defines a stowaway as a person who…

-Gambling as a ground for dismissal

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/03/2018

Gambling is one of the twenty one (21) offenses which are considered valid grounds for dismissal under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration-Standard Employment Contract (POEA-SEC), which covers any of the following acts: a. gambling which results in…

CA denies Gwen’s plea to stop her dismissal from service

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/14/2018

The Court of Appeals has denied the petition for the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by Third District Representative Gwendolyn Garcia to halt the implementation of her dismissal from service. The Office of the…

Eight Talisay City cops to likely face dismissal for pilferage

Nestle L. Semilla 09/03/2018

  The eight police investigators of Talisay City who allegedly stole evidence during anti-drug operations will be facing charges of pilferage. This was confirmed by Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas…

Sleeping on post while on duty as grounds for dismissal

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 08/20/2018

Seafaring is a job with an inherently stressful environment. As the technical and specialized nature of the maritime industry requires constant alertness and intense concentration from its workers, sleeping on post while on duty can be detrimental,…

PRO-7 may appeal the dismissal of murder rap against Cadungog

Nestle L. Semilla and Morexette Marie Erram 08/18/2018

The top official of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) expressed dismay over the dismissal of the murder and frustrated murder charges against former barangay captain and now Tejero Councilman Jessielou Cadungog. Chief Supt. Debold…

Ombudsman upholds Gwen’s dismissal

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/13/2018

HOUSE Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia’s plan to run for governor in the 2019 elections may just hit a major obstacle. This after the Office of the Ombudsman, in a decision released yesterday, upheld Garcia’s dismissal from public…

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